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FTD Education Team

Meet your FTD Education Team. FTD is proud to share with you the power of the FTD Education Team, touring industry events all of the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the World.


Ian Prosser was born in Scotland and has been in the floral industry for over 30 years. After owning three stores in and around Glasgow, Scotland, he sold them and moved his family to Tampa, Florida in 1985. Ian is a graduate of Woodburn Horticultural College in Scotland, garnering many design awards and achievements over the years. He was the youngest person to receive the honor of Floral Designer of the Year for Scotland in 1977, and placed sixth in the British finals. In 1984, he earned the National Diploma of the Society of Floristry (NDSF), the highest European honor in floral design.

Ian was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) in 1992, and the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) in 1994. At the 2007 Society of American Florists (SAF) Convention, Ian was not only inducted into the Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI), but he also won the prestigious Sylvia Cup. Most recently, Ian was awarded "Designer of the Year" at the 2010 Event Solutions Spotlight Awards in Las Vegas. He is currently featured in the FTD University video library at www.ftduniversity.com.

Over the years, Ian has provided floral decorations for many celebrities and dignitaries, including many members of the British Royal Family such as Queen Elizabeth II. In January 1993, he was invited by SAF to participate in designing the decorations for President Bill Clinton's Inauguration, and again in January 2001 for the inauguration of President George W. Bush. In 2005, Ian was selected by SAF as the floral design chairperson for the second term inauguration of George W. Bush. As design chairperson, Ian helped with the selection and management of the 160 florists picked from across the country to create the floral decorations for President Bush. Working in close association with the Presidential inaugural committee, he helped style the rooms for 14 official events that included the 9 inaugural balls.

Ann Jordan AAF, AIFD, CFD, mmfd
Ann Jordan has over 25 years of retail floral experience and has studied floral design with some of the greatest designers in the world. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable, Ann is very active in the floral industry and has instructed design classes and hands-on workshops throughout the United States and Canada. She is currently featured in the FTD University video library at www.ftduniversity.com.

The floral industry has been impacted by Ann's work in many significant ways. She was the featured designer in the March 2007 issue of Florists' Review and she has participated in many AIFD programs including the AIFD booth at the famed Philadelphia Flower Show. Ann has served as the Procurement Chair for the AIFD National Symposium in 2003, 2004, 2006 & 2009, and her most recent accomplishment was her presentation entitled River Run on the Main Stage at the 2008 AIFD National Symposium in Chicago, IL. Ann is also the current Secretary for AIFD, as well as the AIFD Symposium Coordinator for the 2010 AIFD National Symposium in Boston, MA entitled REVOLUTION.

Not only is Ann recognized in the floral industry for her creative skills, but she is also known in her community as a business leader and prominent floral designer. She was nominated the New England Business Woman of the Year in 1998 and the Maine Small Business of the Year in 2004. At the world renowned New York Botanical Gardens, Ann teaches all aspects of floristry to floral design students.

A few of Ann's other career accomplishments include being recognized by FTD in 2000 with the John A. Valentine Award, as well as placing third in the AIFD Holland Cup Competition in 2004. Ann was also on the design team for President George W. Bush's Inauguration in 2005.

Jeffrey D. Corbin AAF, AIFD, CFD, PFCI
Involved in the floral industry for over 30 years, Jeff Corbin brings a practical perspective of design and business to his audiences. As an active owner, Jeff understands the current challenges facing the floral industry.

As a commentator, he is best known for his common sense approach to running a profitable and innovative business. His charismatic presentations entertain as well as teach his audiences. He believes education and communication are the two most important aspects that can strengthen today's floral industry. His signature style of design emphasizes simplicity and productivity.

Jeff is active on all levels of the industry. He is a past president and charter member of the Virginia Professional Florist Association, as well as Chairman for Professional Floral Communicators International. Jeff has traveled throughout the United States and Canada leading hands-on workshops, participating on design panels and presenting commentary for the design and business aspects of the floral industry. Jeff has been a lecturer/designer for local and state garden clubs, as well as a guest contributor to the Christmas decorations for the Virginia Governor's Mansion under multiple administrations.

Jeff's work and editorials have been published in Florist's Review, Floral Management and The Mercury Messenger, FTD's Newsletter. He can also be found in the Video Library section of FTD University, www.ftduniversity.com, FTD's online training tool.

Deborah De La Flor AIFD, CFD, PFCI
More than 25 years ago, Deborah De La Flor found not only a career in the floral industry, but her passion. Her resume includes such titles as Greater Miami Designer of the Year, Florida State Designer of the Year and winner of the FTD Great Masters Design Competition. Deborah was first runner up at the FTD America's Cup Finals in 2000. In 2004, she competed in the 10th annual Interflora World Cup Competition in Melbourne, Australia where she was sponsored by FTD. Her most recent accomplishment was her presentation entitled Imagination on the Main Stage at the 2009 AIFD National Symposium in Kansas City, MO.

In 1996, De La Flor was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). Her design outreach in the industry includes a role as an FTD Design Instructor, offering innovative seminars sponsored by FTD and industry shows in the United States & internationally. She is also the author of the floral design book "Florsages: The Art of Floral Body Design" and numerous creative features in industry publications.

Her knowledge of the floral industry as well as her ability to anticipate and influence the latest floral trends has led to consulting work for some of the floral industry's biggest names such as Syndicate Sales, Dole Fresh Flowers, Vista Flor, Grower Direct Fresh Cut Flowers, Inc. and many others.

De La Flor owns De La Flor Gardens, a retail floral, gift and full service garden center, with her husband Gus in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

J. Keith White AIFD, CFD
As a visionary of floral design, J. Keith White, combines modern and traditional floristry into an art form that welcomes the great diversity of our lives and environment. Partner and design director of AANDK Productions in Texas, a special events company for retail, corporate and trade clients; Keith is known for extraordinary designs. His most recent designs can be viewed in the book "Winning Wedding Bouquet Combinations," which he produced with Florists' Review and the California Cut Flower Commission. No stranger to the news media, Keith's programs and projects have been covered by broadcast, Internet and print journalism for over two decades. Keith also has a leadership role in the Rose Parade® that is recognized by many in the floral industry, as well as the media. His extravagant floral designs for the official cars of the Rose Parade have been nationally broadcasted since 2007.

Keith's talents as a designer and communicator have been recognized throughout the industry. Each year he is asked to participate in many programs, workshops and symposiums. In 2010, Keith represented the USA and FTD in the 13th Interflora World Cup held in Shanghai, China. Since his induction into AIFD in 1996, Keith has presented three main stage programs. While Keith is known for his flair, showmanship and professionalism, his programs also present meaningful educational content. He is currently featured in the FTD University video library at www.ftduniversity.com.

Through Keith's roles as a member of AIFD, the California Cut Flower Commission Education & Outreach Team, FTD Education Team, and Creative Director of Silk Botanica, Keith has defined and redefined floristry, not as an independent art form, but a service of luxury merchandise in a global marketplace.

Tina M. Stoecker AIFD, CFD, PFCI
More than 25 years ago, Tina Stoecker opened Designs of the Times Florist, a creative reflection of her approach to the floral industry. Her passion for flowers and drive to run a successful business continues today and has established Tina as an inspiring force in the floral industry.

Tina's floral artistry and shop have been showcased in Florist, Florists' Review, Flowers & Florida Architecture and on the cover of Floral Management.

Tina is the current president of AIFD, a past president of the Southern Region of AIFD and has presented programs for AIFD at both regional and national levels. In addition, Tina is featured in the video library in www.ftduniversity.com and has presented various programs for FTD conventions and conferences. She has judged the FTD Americas Cup and Southeastern Flower Show.

Actively involved with industry education for nearly twenty years, Tina has traveled across the United States, Austria, England, South America and Mexico. Most recently, Tina served as an official judge at the 2004 Interflora World Cup in Melbourne, Australia.

An FTD Master Designer and Master Florist Manager, Tina combines creative design techniques with a common sense business approach to produce exquisite floral creations.

Kristine Kratt AIFD, CFD
Kristine Kratt began her floral career in her teens as a manager of a retail flower shop in the San Francisco Bay Area while attending the College of San Mateo's floriculture program. During this time, she was an active member of CSM's student AIFD chapter. While working and going to school, Kristine made her first steps deeper into the floral industry by becoming an FTD Master Designer. She has won many awards over the years in design competitions, including winning the Texas Cup in 2002.

At Chicago's 2001 National Symposium, Kristine was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers. Since that time, she has quickly become a diverse contributor within the floral industry by attending design shows, teaching, wholesale showroom instillations, design publications, and working in overseas product development. In 2006, Kristine was invited to present a main stage program for AIFD's National Symposium in Washington D.C.

Currently residing in Philadelphia, PA and working as a freelance designer, Kristine is constantly furthering her personal design knowledge by traveling throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia to participate in design projects and classes.

Kristine's passion for creativity, education, and the need for new experiences has brought her forward as a bright, new rising star in the floral industry.

Randy Wooten AIFD, PFCI, CFD, GMF
Randy Wooten has nearly a decade of experience in the floral industry. As the fourth-generation owner and lead designer of Delorice’s Florist in Douglas, GA, Randy promotes the joy of fresh flowers on a daily basis.

Besides running a successful floral business, Randy is also active in the advancement of the floral industry. He continuously educates his peers at various design shows and currently serves as President of the Georgia State Florist Association. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern Chapter of AIFD.

Brilliant in both business and design, Randy has received multiple awards throughout his career. In 2012, the Georgia State Florist Association presented Randy with the 2012 Retailer of the Year Award. In 2010, he became a member of the Professional Floral Communicators – International (PFCI), after being inducted to the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) in 2009. He has also received the 2009 Dick Timmons Service Award and the 2006 Designer of the Year Award.

Randy graduated from South Georgia College in Douglas, GA with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. His passion for the floral industry is deeply rooted in education, which he believes is the key to the survival of the industry.

John Klingel AAF, AIFD, CFD, PFCI
John Klingel started his career in the floral industry at his hometown florist in Indiana. More than thirty-five years later, John has owned a retail flower shop, taught students from all around the world and presented design and business programs in almost all of the fifty states. In addition to his role on the FTD Education Team, John is Director of the South Florida Center for Floral Studies in West Palm Beach, Florida. www.centerforfloralstudies.com

John has been a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) since 1980 and has served as President of the Southern Regional Chapter of AIFD. He is also a member of the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) and Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI).

In addition to winning the prestigious Sylvia Cup at the Society of American Florists Convention in 2000, John is also the recipient of Florida State Designer of the Year and Palm Beach County Designer of the Year. In 2010, John had the distinct honor to serve as the only judge from the USA for the 13th Interflora World Cup in Shanghai, China.

John continues to work in the retail floral industry by doing freelance work in area shops. His background has brought him opportunities to create floral designs for many notables such as Vera Wang, Chris Evert and Janet Jackson. John has also participated in televised interviews about flowers on the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, as well as PBS.

John added published author to his professional resume. The Frugal Florist® Do-it-Yourself Flowers on a Budget is a how-to book empowering the consumer through simple, step-by-step instructions, pictures and diagrams. The at-home arranger can also visit www.frugalflorist.biz to purchase books, The Frugal Florist branded kits, floral products and accessories to create arrangements from the book. In addition, John has created The Frugal Florist® "Design Table Guide" to Professional Floral Arrangements, which is a companion to the DVD Series.

If you have questions or inquiries regarding FTD's Education Programs, contact education@ftdi.com.